The Pastoral System

The Pastoral System

At Da Vinci Academy, we aim to nurture the students in our care and help them achieve their full potential. To facilitate this, our pastoral team (Achievement Team) consists of an Assistant Achievement Leader for each year group and an Achievement Leader for the following year groups:

  • Year 7
  • Year 8 and 9
  • Year 10 and 11

In addition to the student’s tutor, the team work tirelessly to support the learning and ultimate progress of every student.

Every student is also placed in one of four houses:

  • Abbey
  • Breadsall
  • Darley
  • Hastings

Assemblies take place on a weekly basis and students take part in numerous activities where they can achieve A-points for their house. Healthy competition, leadership skills and team building skills are nurtured throughout the house system. Each house also takes part in regular competitions and, at the end of the academy year, one house is crowned overall winner.

The tutor programme aims to develop a culture of kindness through our character sessions and clear post 16 pathways are development through our culture (CEIAG) programme. Students develop key knowledge and understanding with their tutor surrounding news events, organisation and responsibility through our 3 R’s Ready, Respectful and Responsible.

Overview of staff roles within the team

Deputy Headteacher (Achievement and Behaviour): Miss Gemma Tyers

Assistant Headteacher (Behaviour and Attitudes): Mr Richard Wall

Achievement Leaders:

Achievement leader Year 10 and Year 11: Miss Kim Bradshaw

Assistant Achievement Leader Year 11: Mr Niall Mather

Assistant Achievement Leader Year 10: Miss Jessica Whitfield

Achievement Leader Year 8 and Year 9: Mr Callum Thompson

Assistant Achievement Leader Year 9: Miss Evie Seals

Assistant Achievement Leader Year 8: Miss Samantha Russell

Achievement Leader Year 7/Transition: Miss Hannah Wilmot

Assistant Achievement Leader Year 7: Mrs Jodie Lockton

Success Centre

Year 11: Mr Anthony Needham

Year 10: Mrs Stacey Henchliffe

Year 9: Miss Shanice Whitby

Key Roles

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Keir Mather (Currently on Adoption Leave)

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Miss Kim Bradshaw

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Ms Karen Thompson

Assistant Headteacher SENCO: Mrs Sophie Mckenzie

Assistant SENCO: Mrs Sylvia Britton

Attendance Officer: Mrs Cat Wragg

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